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Old 07-14-09, 04:46 PM
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One of the grandkids just purchased a house.........
I didn't like having my first heart attack this year---
but--it did come in handy when they came over & said that
they needed help with etc, etc, etc.............
Sorry kids " I ain't allowed "
Ain't life a *****.................................
 
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Old 07-14-09, 05:02 PM
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Well there ya go..an advantage of getting older. Hmm are there any others?
 
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Yes---I have more time to write nasty notes to our fearless leader & his rubber stamp
congress.......................
In general--getting old sucks................................
 
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I ain't allowed to do all of that shoveling and digging around the yard any more, so I bought a Kubota .

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Old 07-14-09, 06:41 PM
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Did the same thing, Bud. Been cutting 6+ acres loaded with blueberry bushes, fruit trees, grape arbors with a Ford 640 and finish mower for 10 years. Bad rotator cuffs made it more difficult to do quick steers with the tractor, soooo wifey says what can you get to make it easier to cut the grass. You ain't getting any younger, you know. Take delivery of the Kubota ZD21, 60" cut tomorrow. I probably won't sleep at all tonight. Anyone need a used 60" finish mower???? Just kidding, mods.
 
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Getting old may suck but it beats the alternative.
 
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Old 07-15-09, 09:13 AM
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Hey Furd, it all depends on the life you have. Some of us have no desire to live to be old.
 

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Old 07-15-09, 10:16 AM
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Hey nightowl, that's the beauty of Alzheimers (if there is one) when you get there, you will forget why you didn't want to be there.

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Well, of course it depends upon the life you have. I had an Internet friend die today. He was 79 and had been in not the best of health for several years but I don't think for a minute that he regretted living as long as he did.

Same with my dad who spent the last ten years of his life using a wheelchair for mobility or my mother who was on oxygen 24/7 the last two years of her life. She could barely walk 30 feet without having to stop and rest but she didn't regret one day of her life.

What experiences have you had in your life that you would not have had if you had died the day (or week or month) before the experience? What regrets will you have when the day comes that you do die? I have always tried to live as if today was my last day but also knowing that it probably won't be the last. In other words, don't put off living now in the hopes that you will "get to it" in the future but also don't spend all your money and burn all your bridges thinking you will die tomorrow.

Or if you want something a little pithier, remember what Leo Buscaglia said: "Live each day as if it is your last because someday you will be right."
 
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Did you wash & wax new machine after you used it today???????---
 
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More in the vein of the thread....
I'm not going..period!

My knees may click and ache, my ankles may swell (where'd that arthritis come from?), my shoulders may not work as well....but if I can get 20 more years..all those things can be fixed.

Now...when I don't care any more..then it will be time.

My wife got PO'd when I told her 7 y/o son a few years back...that he could probably live to 150...if nothing happened before then.
 
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JHoward, heck yeah! Do you know how hard it is to get the drool off the floorboard!! It's used, but I got it for a great price and it's NEW to me!! Cut close around 53 blueberry bushes.....5 minutes flat! Takes 2 hours with a weed eater.
 
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Old 07-16-09, 10:26 AM
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Drool related.

I knew a guy who had a friend who bought a brand new truck and spat tobacco juice on the floor of it. The guy couldn't believe his friend did that. The friend told him that he doesn't have to worry anymore about accidentally hitting the floor with it anymore . I could see the point, the guy couldn't.
 
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Wife & daughter conned me into going over to grandkids house---just do a little supervising on the wiring--Yea--my a$$
They had 17 duplex, 6-7 switches, 3-4 GFCI,etc.
I did 4 duplex--" I quit-it's 95 deg.--no fan--high humidity,etc."
I worked on 4 of our houses--3 of the kids--now the grandkids.........BS-I can think of
easier ways to kill myself--------time to start learning kiddies !!!!!!!!!......................
BECAUSE I AIN'T ALLOWED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Old 08-10-09, 11:40 AM
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Keep it up jH....tell them to post on DIY. com (here, not the other one) and ask questions...lol.
 
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Amazing !!!!!--------------After I quit--they immediately got some other suck---I mean
person to do all the wiring except some of ths GFCI----
They do work hard at not working....................................
 
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Old 08-11-09, 12:09 PM
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After so much grief, would it be easier to drop contact with them? I did that with my dad about 12 years ago, amazing how much less alcohol I drink.
 
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My wife knows how to use a weapon--that would be a no-no
 
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Old 08-11-09, 04:03 PM
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Never (well..not often) a reason to cut off family..but limits are just fine...sooner they learn..the better for all involved. When family becomes leeches, then its time to be too busy....

Not that much different from neighbors and friends.
 
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